Top 5 Places to Visit in India During Monsoon

Monsoon is a magical time of the year when the natural beauty of each location is intensified. The grey clouds looming over the lush greenery, the overflowing lakes, and gushing waterfalls make it one of the best reasons to travel and explore new places. Whether you want to go on monsoon treks or enjoy the rains from the balcony of your hotel room with a warm cup of chai, there’s something for everyone. So, here are some of the best places to visit in monsoon in India to enjoy this beautiful and refreshing season. 

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is one of the safe places to visit in monsoon. Known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg’s natural beauty knows no bounds during the rainy season. The view of the dense forests, coffee plantations, magical lakes, and waterfalls makes it a wonderful haven during the monsoons. It is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway, especially during the rainy season.

Things to do in Coorg in monsoon:

  • Explore the coffee plantations
  • Get refreshed at the Abbey Falls
  • Bathe elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Picnic at Talakaveri, the origin point of river Kaveri

Where to stay in Coorg:

You can plan your stay at Club Mahindra Madikeri resort in Coorg. Enveloped in a cold mist and lush greenery, this is a great space to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of monsoons. Take a tour of the coffee and spice plantations, a yoga class in the rainforests, go on a walk in the rain or enjoy a relaxing spa experience. 

Munnar, Kerala

South India is rich in natural beauty, and it gets magnified during the monsoons. Munnar is a lovely little hill station in Kerala, making it a great spot to get away to enjoy the natural beauty of the state. Enjoy the mist, view of the coffee and tea plantations, vast expanse of greenery, and peace that comes from living amid nature. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the rains, Munnar is one of the best places to visit in India during the monsoon. 

Things to do in Munnar in monsoon:

  • Visit the spectacular waterfalls, like the Athirapally Falls, Lakkam and Attukud Waterfalls
  • Take a guided tour of the lush tea plantations
  • Take a wildlife safari at the Eravikulam National Park
  • Trek to Anamudi Peak and enjoy scenic monsoon views

Where to stay in Munnar:

When in Munnar, enhance your stay with Club Mahindra Mount Serene Resort. This idyllic resort ensures that every member of your family is pampered and indulged. Immerse yourself in ultimate comfort as you lay your head on plush pillows, providing a haven of relaxation after a long day of exploration. Here, modern amenities harmoniously coexist with old-world traditions, creating a truly captivating experience for all.

Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra, a short 3-hour drive from Mumbai. Trek to the nearest hill station from Mumbai and Pune and enjoy the breathtaking views of the green valleys, sit by the Pawna lake and enjoy the surrounding greenery, or enjoy a cup of hot tea at the roadside shop while the rain pours down.

Things to do in Lonavala in monsoon:

  • Head to Tiger Point and Rajmachi Point to enjoy breathtaking views
  • A visit to Bhushi dam in the monsoon is a must
  • Trek to Lohagad Fort
  • Relish local delicacies like Vada Pav; they taste even better in the rainy season
  • Visit the ancient Karla and Bhaja Caves

Where to stay in Lonavala:

Book your stay at Club Mahindra Tungi Resort for a comfortable and pleasurable family vacation. From your plush room in the resort, enjoy beautiful views of the rain-soaked hills, the grey clouds, the morning mist, and the heavy downpour. The comfort of this premium resort and the refreshing weather of monsoon will make your family holiday in Lonavala unforgettable. 

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Located at the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is one of the best places to visit in monsoon in India. The ‘Queen of Hills’ becomes even more beautiful with fresh greenery and waterfalls during the rains. Visiting the tea plantations on the toy train during the rains is simply magical! The area gets heavy rains during the monsoon. 

Things to do in Darjeeling in monsoon:

  • Take a joyride on the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Toy Train
  • Walk through the tea gardens
  • Enjoy local dishes, like thukpa soup, momos, and freshly brewed Darjeeling tea
  • Explore Ghoom Monastery, Bhutia Busty Monastery, and Dali Monastery

Where to stay in Darjeeling:

To make this holiday even more pleasurable, stay at the affiliate resort of Club Mahindra - Summit Hermon Resort in Darjeeling, and enjoy the rain with the gorgeous views from your windows while sipping on hot tea. 

Shillong, Meghalaya

One of the best places to visit during monsoon in India has to be Shillong. The capital city of Meghalaya is known for its scenic beauty and receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. The rainy season in Shillong typically begins in June and lasts until September, with July and August being the wettest months. During the monsoon, Shillong transforms into a lush green paradise, with its rolling hills, waterfalls, and lakes becoming even more picturesque. The rain rejuvenates the surrounding forests and tea plantations, making them look vibrant and inviting. 

Things to do in Shillong in monsoon:

  • Visit popular waterfalls like Elephant Falls, Bishop Falls, and Sweet Falls, which are in their full glory during monsoon
  • Witness the living root bridges at Mawlynnong. They are made by interweaving the roots of ancient trees, and become even more captivating during the monsoon
  • Visit Mawsynram and Cherrapunjee, known to be the wettest places on earth
  • Drive to scenic places like Laitlum Canyons, Shillong Peak, or Dawki, enjoying the misty landscapes and panoramic views


The rainfall in Goa changes the entire topography of the region, making it one of the best places to visit during the monsoon. Quarries fill up with crystal-clear waters, lakes overflow, and gushing waterfalls can be found at every other corner, and trekking trails will take you to spots with the most breathtaking views. Goa is a gem during the monsoons.

Things to do in Goa in monsoon:

  • Witness the magnificent Dudhsagar falls
  • Take a guided tour of spice farms, like Sahakari Spice Farm or Tropical Spice Plantation
  • Visit beach shacks and local eateries to savour the authentic flavours of Goa, like Goan curry, and Bebinca
  • Explore Old Goa on a two-wheeler

Where to stay in Goa:

You can plan your stay at Club Mahindra Varca Beach resort in Goa. This beautiful property surrounded by greenery is the perfect spot to escape during the monsoons. The sound of the waves in the distance while you walk down to the beach to watch the rain clouds approaching is truly a magical experience.

The rains make so many spots in India truly magnificent and glorify their already existing natural beauty. There are many places to visit during the monsoon in India. Plan a trip and experience this magical season with equally magical scenery.

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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